Tuesday, December 16, 2008
If you're fan of the movie Twilight, here's some factual snippets you're probably not aware of. :)
Kristen Stewart has naturally green eyes. She wears brown contacts for filming because Bella is supposed to have brown eyes.
Kellan Lutz intended on keeping his natural curly hair for the role of Emmett Cullen. However, his previous role in "Generation Kill" (2008) required a buzz cut and his hair didn't grow fast enough for the filming of Twilight (2008/I).
Henry Cavill was Stephenie Meyer's first choice to play Edward. However, but by the time production was to begin, he was 25 years old, and no longer looked the part of a 17-year old. He was then offered the part of Carlisle Cullen but turned it down due to his commitment with "The Tudors" (2007).
For the role of Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson flew from England to director Catherine Hardwicke's house to audition. There, he and Kristen Stewart, who was already cast as Bella Swan, rehearsed the "Love Scene"/"Meadow Scene" on Hardwicke's own bed.
All of the actors playing the Cullens wear topaz-colored contacts.
Taylor Lautner had to wear a wig for his role as Jacob Black.
Over 5,000 actors auditioned for the role of Edward.
According to a July interview between network.nationalpost.com and director Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen Stewart was recommended for the role of Bella Swan by Emile Hirsch, her co-star from Into the Wild (2007) and whom Hardwicke directed in Lords of Dogtown (2005).
The script was finished in 6 weeks.
Robert Pattinson stated in an interview that this is his first American role and he had no formal training to perfect his American accent.
Since Kristen Stewart was a minor during most of the filming, she wore hair pieces so they didn't have to waste time doing her hair, and therefore had more time to shoot.
Kristen Stewart turned eighteen while filming the movie and was rewarded with a birthday cake - and a full night of shooting.
The actors who played vampires needed to be pale, so it was written into their contracts that they had to stay out of the sun.
Nikki Reed (Rosalie Cullen) learned how to play baseball left-handed for the famous baseball scene.
Stephenie Meyer acknowledges other authors that partially inspired her. These include Jane Austen, Orson Scott Card, Shakespeare, and Charlotte Bronte
Christian Serratos wore her own glasses for her part as Angela Weber.
When Bella is searching the internet and finds the link for the bookstore in Port Angeles, the link above it is for Little Brown. Little Brown is the publisher of the Twilight Saga.
Before casting, Robert Pattinson had never heard of the Twilight novel. He only attended casting because he liked Kristen Stewart's performance in Into the Wild (2007).
MTV Films & Maverick Films were the original owners of the rights to produce the film. Paramount was set as the distributor. Eventually MTV Films wasn't able to get a script they felt was good enough for the film and Summit Entertainment ended up getting the rights and actually producing and distributing the film.
Cameo: [Stephenie Meyer] The author of the original books can be seen next to a laptop ordering a vegetarian salad in the diner at the beginning of the scene where Charlie asks Bella if she likes the boys in town.
With a $70.6 mil debut gross, the movie had the top debut ever for a film directed by one woman (as of 2008).
At the cafeteria salad bar, Bella drops an apple which Edward kicks back up and then cradles in his hands, copying the cover image of the Twilight novel.
Stephenie Meyer cited the band Muse as her source of inspiration to write her books. Another of her favorite groups is Linkin Park, who contributed a song in the soundtrack.
Kristen Stewart's stunt double, Katie Powers, also plays a waitress at the diner.